2012 Suzuki RM-Z450
When you get the open class Suzuki RM-Z450 you are in contention to dominate. It comes with quick-response brakes and precision handling to help you get to the podium. The RM-Z450 meets a stricter AMA noise limit (94db) while keeping smooth engine output while a 12-hole fuel injector delivers a fine fuel/air mist for efficient operation.
With two AMA Championships in 2011, Suzuki has elected to not revise the RM-Z450 for 2012. Find out what we thought about the 2012 RM-Z in this first ride.
|Engine Type||4-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC|
|Bore Stroke||96.0 mm x 62.1 mm|
|Fuel System||Suzuki fuel injection|
|Ignition||Electronic ignition (CDI)|
|Starting System||Kick Start|
|Transmission||5-speed constant mesh|
|Final Drive||Chain, DID520MXV4, 114 links|
|Seat Height||37.6 in.|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic inverted, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear Suspension||Swingarm, link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Front Brake||Disc brake|
|Rear Brake||Disc brake|
|Fuel Capacity||1.6 gal.|
|Dry Weight||249 lbs. (Wet)|
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